Summary and Implications
A system for individual feed intake measurement was designed using off-the-shelf scales, radio frequency (RF) tags, RF readers, feed bunks and a wireless communications bridge. These items were coordinated using two custom software applications and technical assistance provided by I.D.ology of Eau Claire, WI for the purpose of measuring feed conversion to live weight gain in cattle. This system has been installed for a seedstock producer and at this time there have been three groups of cattle which have passed successfully through the system.
Iowa State University
Dahlke, Garland; Strohbehn, Daryl R.; Ingle, Charles; and Beedle, Perry
"A Feed Intake Monitoring System for Cattle,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 654, ASL R2279.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol654/iss1/28